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MAYVILLE – A new restaurant at the Chautauqua County Airport in Jamestown has the stamp of approval from the Public Facilities Committee.

The committee discussed several resolutions regarding the restaurant, which is taking the place of Runway 7 Restaurant and Lounge, during its Monday meeting.

George Spanos, director of Public Facilities, presented to the committee three resolutions regarding the restaurant, which will be a ’50s-style diner.

The first resolution authorized a short-term lease agreement between the county and Michelle Johnson, who currently owns Brown Bag Banquets, and is the owner of the proposed restaurant at the airport. According to the resolution, Johnson will pay $200 a month in rent to the county for a six-month term, which begins Sept. 1 and ends Feb. 28, 2014, or when replaced by a long-term lease – whichever comes first. The county will provide electric, gas and water, while Johnson will provide telephone and waste disposal services.

The second resolution authorized the clerk of the legislature to publish a notice regarding a public hearing on the proposed restaurant at the airport. The hearing will be held Sept. 25 at 6:45 in the legislative chambers.

The final resolution regarding the restaurant authorized a long-term lease agreement with Johnson, for a one-year term beginning Oct. 1.

All three resolutions were unanimously passed by the committee.

In other news, the committee unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the South and Center Chautauqua Lake Sewer Districts to enter into a contract and prepare an application for a New York state grant. The grant would be to obtain a more detailed engineering report with respect to the cost of a pipeline transmitting waste water generated in the Chautauqua Lake basin to the districts’ treatment plant in Celoron.